[wingide-users] Resons not to use Wing

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Thu Mar 22 16:39:55 MDT 2007

Hello Stephan,

Thanks for such a positive response from you and John.


Wingware Support wrote:
> Michael Foord wrote:
>> #1.   The 'tab' problem. You press tab and it *doesn't indent*. This 
>> is very frustrating. Smart indent has decided that this is where the 
>> cursor should be, and when you press tab - you can't *possibly* want 
>> it to move, it knows best.
> In addition to the preferences in the Editor / Indentation section see
> also the User Interface / Keyboard / Tab Key Action preference.
> It may be that we want more options for the latter, of course.  I think
> I'd personally like the default mode to indent one more level if already
> at "correct" indent level.  Toggling then between N and N+1 (or even N,
> N+1, and N-1) levels might be reasonable (tho I'm thinking mainly of
> the case of selecting a whole block and using Tab; the option to just
> insert tab when within or after the line is also reasonable though
> not all people would want that.
> The bottom line is there are a lot of different conflicting expectations
> for the tab key, we can probably do better by default, and we probably
> still will need to offer various different options for what it does.
>> #3.  It is hard to open new files from the keyboard. This is really 
>> the excellent 'shift-ctrl-r' feature that eclipse has that I have 
>> mentioned before. It makes it much easier to open new files from the 
>> keyboard.
> We know about this feature and it's been requested a fair amount so
> it's fairly high priority (to clarify for others:  It's a way to open
> from the project files quickly w/o worrying about where the file is
> really located).  I would like this myself as soon as possible! ;-)
> Most of what you mentioned is fairly high priority since all of these
> do factor into initial impression.
> Thanks!

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